by MBJ Staff Published: April 29,2014
Tags: A National Banking Association, bank, banking, dividend, earnings, finance, financial institution, net income, publicly traded company, share, stock, The First, The First Bancshares Inc.
HATTIESBURG — The First Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: FBMS), holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, has reported earnings for the first quarter ended March 31. Net income available to common stockholders for the three months ended March 31 amounted to $1,321,000, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared to $1,119,000, or $0.35 per diluted […] [...]
by Associated Press Published: March 7,2014
Tags: acquisition, bank, banking, Bay Bank, BCB Holding Co., Fikrst Bancshares, finance, financial institution, M. Ray "Hoppy" Cole, merger, The First
HATTIESBURG — First Bancshares is expanding further into Alabama, announcing yesterday that it will buy BCB Holding Co. of Mobile, Ala., for about $6.6 million in cash and stock. BCB is the parent company of Bay Bank, which has $80 million in assets. Hattiesburg-based First Bancshares, the parent company of The First, says it expects […] [...]
Hattiesburg banker and community leader Hayden Mitchell has joined The First as head of the bank’s Mortgage Division. He has over 35 years of experience in bank lending and administration, with over 20 years experience in the Hattiesburg area. Mitchell received his BBA in banking and finance from Delta State University. He has earned numerous […] [...]
HATTIESBURG — M. Ray “Hoppy” Cole will be named CEO of The First, A National Banking Association and The First Bancshares. He took over as CEO Sept. 14. Cole is a founding director of the First National Bank of the Pine Belt (the predecessor bank of the current Laurel branch) and a director of The […] [...]